Women Do News raises the visibility of women journalists by increasing the quantity and enhancing the quality of their Wikipedia entries.
Join the movement
Sign up to tell us who you think needs to be recognized on Wikipedia. We’ll send you the form to make a nomination and also introduce you to women who do news once a week. You’ll also get links to assignments and instructions about how to add or edit articles!
Women Do News Board meeting
December 7th, 2023 2:00 PM PST - 3:00 PM PST
Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust. Want to join the board? Message Anna Kristina in Slack!
Monthly Flash Edit - all welcome!
December 26th, 2023 5:00 PM PST - 6:00 PM PST
Interested in getting involved with Women Do News? Our monthly flash edits are the place to start!
We meet once a month on Zoom to work on articles, update each other on how our Wiki writing has been going, and just generally check in. Flash edits are a very low-key place to connect with other Wiki volunteers and trouble-shoot the writing and editing process. Feel free to bring a beverage or a snack and come hang out 🙂
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432161756
We’ve got news
A big shout out to our co-founder/board member Emily Gertz for leading an edit-a-thon at the North American Wikiconference this month! In addition to doing the hands-on work of getting biographies onto Wikipedia, Emily talked about Women Do News and the impact Wikipedians can have on media. Below, Emily is building strategies with the amazing Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight who runs Women in Red.
Women Do New was featured at the annual Journalism and Women Symposium Camp in Chicago, Oct. 13 and 14. Board chair Angilee Shah and Project Manager Anna Kristina Moseidjord ran an edit-a-thon and collected nominees on Friday — two stubs for women journalists made! — and Anna Kristina gave flash talks Saturday, bringing more people into our volunteer fold.
“In this project, our class will improve representation of women journalists on Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia created and edited by volunteers from around the world.”
Women Do News is seeking an upbeat, mission-driven events and marketing manager to help pitch and organize edit-a-thons, panels, conference partnerships and other types of appearances. Read more here.
Women Do News by the numbers…
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Biographies on Wikipedia
Clare Baldwin is an American journalist. As a special correspondent for Reuters in the Philippines, she won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2018 for investigating Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs since 2016. Read more on Wikipedia.
Amy Pyle is an American journalist and media executive. She has worked for a number of high-profile organizations, including as the Editor-in-Chief of The Center for Investigative Reporting from 2012 to 2018, USA Today as Head of Investigations, and for the Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee. She contributed to two Pulitzer prize-winning teams, and overseen teams which have earned Pulitzer finalist nominations, a George Foster Peabody award, and a George Polk award. Read more on Wikipedia.
Sarah Jeong (/dʒɒŋ/; born 1988) is an American journalist specializing in information technology law and other technology-related topics. A member of the editorial board of The New York Times from 2018 to 2019, she was formerly a senior writer for The Verge and a contributing editor for Vice Media’s Motherboard website. She is the author of The Internet of Garbage, a non-fiction book about online harassment. Read more on Wikipedia.
Susan Goldberg is an American journalist, former editor in chief of National Geographic Magazine, and current President and CEO of the WGBH Educational Foundation, the largest provider of programming to PBS. Before joining National Geographic, Goldberg worked at Bloomberg and USA Today. She is an advocate for cross-platform storytelling. Read more on Wikipedia.
Meredith Broussard is a data journalism professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Her research focuses on the role of artificial intelligence in journalism. Read more on Wikipedia.